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Table Tennis Wales - Focus Training Centres (FTC)

25th September 2017

 

TTW has announced their Focus Training Centres for the season in both North & South Wales. These Centres will offer quality coaching along with a pathway into the National Elite Group which is based at Sport Wales National Centre on a weekly basis.

 

Those players who are showing promise at FTC will be offered the chance of selection to a training camp at various times throughout the season. TTW hold school holiday camps as well as pre event trainign before a major competition to a wider group.

 

The Elite players will get up to 10hrs a week with the Coaching Team of TTW

 

Elite Group Players for 2017/2018

Anna Hursey, Lara Whitton, Beth Richards, Morgan Day-Davies, Grace Clement, Louie Evans, Joseph Roberts, Jack O'Duffy.

 

If players outside this group show better results, ability to practice harder, enter more events in UK and demonstrate a case for a place in the Elite Group, it will be looked at several times thoughout the season. Changes can be made by TTW Selectors if deemed necessary at anytime.

 

 

Focus Clubs_NW.docx
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Focus Clubs_SW.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.6 KB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff Dragon Event

22nd September

 

Congratulations to Sam Slater (U15), Oscar Marriott (U13) and Lowri Hurd (U11) on their recent wins in the Dragon event

 

Full results attached

 

Dragon Results September.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [12.9 KB]

 

 

 

 

European Championships

17th September 2017

 

 

Day 5 proved to be the hardest of them all as both teams lost out in tight matches 3/2. The men lost to to Norway 3/2 after defeating Kosovo in the morning 3/0. Josh, Callum and Dean won the 3 matches there. Against Norway Callum picked up both his singles but Dan and Josh were unable to add to the tally on this occasion.

 

The women suffered a similar fate as they lost 3/2 to Slovakia. Anna won her singles once again against a higher ranked opponent. Charlotte won her fist singles to add to the scoreline but that was it as Chloe lost both and Charlotte her second singles.

 

Women finished 28th and the men 39th

Unfortunately neither qualify for the next World Championships in Sweden in 2018 due to the ITTF format which has changed recently.

 

Individual Scores for the European Championships 
Anna W4 L2
Josh W2 L2
Callum W6 L1
Dan W1 L4
Dean W1 L2
Chloe W1 L6
Charlotte W7 L5

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16th September 2017

 

Day 4 of the Championships is about to begin and here is a recap of the 3 previous days. The women, playing in the Challenge Division, but Bulgaria 3/1 in their first match. Wins from Charlotte (2) and Anna Hursey (1) selaed the win. Turkey was next and a tough 3/2 loss felted hard. Anna won once again at number 3 with Charlotte beating their number 2. Chloe lost the decider so close 3/2. Turkey were bolstered by World number 27 Hu Melek who took her 2 singles.

 

The same evening they played Azerbaijan. A 3/1 loss against the group leaders meant we finished 3rd behind them and Turkey. Charlotte picked up the win here with a 3/1 win. In the playoffs the next day, a great win against Israel was a good recovery. All 3 women had a win each which shows the whole team is needed. In the second match of the day Belgium were too strong but with both Charlotte and Anna losing in 5 sets it could have turned in our favour somewhere on a different day.

 

The men got off to a win against Macedonia with Josh, Callum and Dan all winning comfortable. The next day proved an important one as we had to play both Bosnia and Scotland. Both teams were looking to squeeze us out of a top 2 finish. Bosina started it as their number 1 Admir Duranspahic took both his matches and Dean lost a close 5th set battle. Callum beat their number 2 Alicic 3/1.

 

Scotland and Wales is also a close match and this was no different. Nail Cameron beat Dan 3/0 to start the game in the Scots favour. Callum levelled it as he beat Colin Dalgleish 3/1. Dean lost in the middle match to Callum Morrison 3/2, which pushed the tide in their favour once again. Colin finished the tie with a 3/0 win against Dan.

 

Day 4 and the men play Kosovo in the final group match before the playoffs. The women play their final game later to Slovakia for 27/28th spot.

 

Find all the results on https://www.ittf.com/tournament/2776/liebherr-2017-ittf-european-team-championships/#information

 

also - https://www.facebook.com/tabletenniswales/

 

 

 

 

 

Vets 6 Nations

13th September 2017

 

40s team of David Buck, Lee Thomas got bronze. 50s Team of Steve Eades, Tony Collins and John Hook got Silver. The 75s team of Dennis Bromage and Roger Thomas got Silver. Marilyn Morgan playing in a mixed ladies team got a Bronze.
Worth mentioning is Harold Furber team win over Simon Heaps who was a Cadet European Champion in his time.

In the singles and Doubles event the following players achieved recognition. Harold Furber and John Hook obtained Silver in the 60s doubles, Dennis Bromage and Roger Thomas obtained Silver in the over 75s doubles. Marilyn Morgan won the 40s ladies gold plate, Harold Furber won the silver plate and Christine Watkins obtained silver in the 60s ladies plate.

Wales can be proud of its efforts at this years events and all the players exceeded there ability and were a credit to the TTW

Wales Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [971.4 KB]
GTTV 2017 Roll of Honour.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [74.3 KB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3A Welsh National Championships 

7th September 2017

 

An exciting and enjoyable day was had by all at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff yesterday - ending in Graham George and Gaynor Evans from Pembrokeshire being crowned as 2017 Welsh U3A Champions

 

This was an inaugural event hosted by Table Tennis Wales- the national governing body for the sport

 

Play took place all day on a round robin basis with 16 teams from North, South & West Wales all battling it out. New networking connections were made between groups with the likelihood that future friendly matches may be arranged between them

 

Phil Avery from Table Tennis Wales said - “We are glad that so many came along and had such a fun day. Table Tennis is a great sport for all ages and we look forward to the event expanding - and going from strength to strength in future years”

 

"Absolutely delighted to hear of the success of the day. Well done to all who competed and congratulations to the winners. My sincere thanks to Table Tennis Wales and especially Philip Avery for organising the event for Welsh U3As.
Wonderful to hear of our U3As getting together for fun and activity and I do hope that even more U3As will enter  next year" Hilary Jones, Wales Trustee
 

 

 

 

 

 

School Games 

3rd September 2017

 

Tam Eastwood collected yet another School Games medal when he came 3rd at the annual School Games competition in Loughborough this weekend. The Swansea star beat all players in a round robin except Shae Thakker (Gold) and Elliott Medland (Silver) to take Bronze.

 

Both the boys and girls teams won both team matches today but with losses on Friday and Saturday in meant both teams finished in 5th spot and out of the medals. The boys had a great win yesterday to beat England North East, who were the eventual Gold winners.

 

Josh W6 L4

Joseph W3 L3

Benedict W1 L3

Doubles W3 L2

*(Boys had a 5/0 walkover)

 

Jamie-Lee W5 L3

Beth W4 L6

Lara W2 L8

Doubles W3 L4

 

Tam W5 L2

 

 

Full Report

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/featured-news/south-east-edge-out-north-east-in-fight-for-title/